Camden cycling programmes are affected by Covid-19 restrictions, but some Family Bike loans for parents and young children remain available. We follow current Coronavirus guidance
to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. We can deliver bikes individually but do not currently offer cycle training sessions. Borrowers must demonstrate that they can safely ride the bike.
We support parents in Camden who want to adopt healthy, sustainable travel with their young children. Our electric assisted family bikes will safely carry up to two children.
This offer is particularly suited to families who live or work in the "Neighbourhoods of the Future" area , or have a young child visiting a school there (see map below).
There are various types of family cycle on offer:
1. Pedal and electric assisted bikes fitted with a child seat
These are the same type of bike as offered for other adult loans. They are of sturdy design with a strong rack at the rear and a securely mounted child seat, capable of carrying a child from age 9 months up to a weight of 22kg (49lbs, Child seats not shown on illustration). The deposit amounts per pedal bike are £10, or £50 with electric assistance.
2. Tern GSD cycle fitted with up to two child seats
This electric assisted passenger bicycle is easy to ride. It is the same size as a regular bike, and handles like one. It has up to two passenger spaces at the back. Different types of child seats (not shown on illustration) can be mounted so that children of various ages can be carried securely.
The bike is capable of carrying 170kg (27 stone), comprising rider, passengers and any additional load. It comes with detachable battery and charger, which plugs into a standard power socket. For more information about this bike see www.ternbicycles.com/uk/bikes/gsd.
2. Christiania tricycle
This passenger tricycle of classic Danish design is now available with electric motor assistance. With no need to balance, it is extremely easy to ride. This cycle is considerably wider and a little longer than a regular bike. There is a bench for two children at the front with more room for large load. For more information about this cycle see https://www.londongreencycles.co.uk/shop/bikes/christiania-classic-light.
3. Urban Arrow Shorty
This nimble and versatile family bike is roughly the same length as a regular bike. With a maximum gross vehicle weight of 190kg, it can take securely carry two children and some cargo, too. For more information about this bike see https://www.urbanarrow.com/en/shorty
3. Urban Arrow full size
This state of the art transport vehicle is has the capacity to fit two young passenger and sizeable loads. Due to its impressive size a large secure storage area will be needed. Riding this bicycle requires a little practice until the rider is used to weight and dimensions. For more information about this bike see https://www.urbanarrow.com/en/family.
4. Babboe family bikes
Families not connected with "Neighbourhoods of the Future" area (see map below) can register with our supplier Peddle My Wheels for a Babboe family bike loan . They are also offering options to buy the bike. For more information about this range of bikes see www.babboe.co.uk.
A secure place for overnight storage, proof of ID and a returnable deposit are required to secure a bike loan. The deposit amount is £200 unless otherwise stated.
Dates for bike loan collections and returns are arranged by appointment, in accordance with Covid-19 guidance.
State in your registration if you live, work or have a young child visiting school in the "Neighbourhoods of the Future" area (see map below).
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